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The Black Death and the Transformation of the West

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In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of new population controls, the establishment of universities, the spread of Christianity, the dissemination of vernacular cultures, and even the rise of nationalism. This book, which displays a distinguished scholar's masterly synthesis of diverse materials, reveals that the Black Death can be considered the cornerstone of the transformation of Europe.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [83]-110 and index.

About the Author

David Herlihy(d. 1991) was Barnaby Conrad and Mary Critchfield Keeney Professor and Professor of History at <>Brown University.Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., is Professor of Medieval History at the <>University of Glasgow. Among his books are The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Deathand Women in the Streets: Essays on Sex and Power in the Italian Renaissance.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bubonic Plague: Historical Epidemiology and the Medical Problems

The New Economic and Demographic System

Modes of Thought and Feeling

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674076136
Editor:
Cohn, Samuel K., JR.
Author:
Cohn, Samuel K.
Editor:
Cohn, Samuel K., JR.
Author:
Herlihy, David V.
Author:
Herlihy, David
Author:
Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
Author:
Cohn, Samuel K., JR.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Plague
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Black death
Subject:
Diseases and history.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-European History General
Subject:
History - Medieval
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 11
Publication Date:
September 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 chart
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 6 oz

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